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PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1918. NO. 8 TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR NEWS OF OUR SOLDIER BOYS Our Interesting Letters from Boys at Home Camps and Abroad. From "The Other Boy." Ralph, who went to Moscow in Oc tober for training in the mechanical branch of the service, has been sick the entire time he has been there with influenza. He is now convalescent and is able to write. Below are given ex tracts from his effusions: You ask me if the nurses are male[ <or female. Well, I guess I shall have ! to confess—they are female, and one is a peach, but of course she is mar ried, a war bride. at the Elk's club and feeling fine and eat enough to feed an army. I tried to get out and go to the barracks, but the doctor said, "Nothing doing; you are a d— sick boy and will have to stay here for a while." So I have decid ed that I didn't come to Moscow to join the army, but to enter the sol I am still stationed dier's home. Nov. 21—I am still in the convales «ent ward. I didn't get out Monday, as I expected, so I have decided not to say anything more about being out until I get over to the barracks and sleep there at least two nights. But 1 should worry—three meals a day, 30 plunks a month and nothing to do. When I got my uniform it was at least four inches too big for me, and now it is so tight that when I eat I have to unfasten the top button, and if I am kept here much longer something awful is liable to happen. What would' you advise me to do? I have only six safety pins It has been reported by a sergeant that another sergeant told him that we would be released Saturday, but one can't believe anything he hears in the army, and I am not going to be lieve anything until I get the official papers in my hand and am on mv way home. The officers are now checking up our stuff, but it may be for another purpose. I see by the papers that some pro fessor is going to teach us Section B fellows how to sing. Some job! When I get home you will surely have one song bird around. Monday, but they only had a 42 size and I look like the center pole of a I sure enjoyed that box of eats. I but you did not send me a cork puller to open that bottle, and I am afraid to ask for one, as this is a dry state, j ahd besides I am in the army now. Nov. 23—The doctor yesterday | I went up to get my army overcoat; circus tent with it on, so I will wait until another lot is received. transferred me from the convalescent j ward to the barracks, and at present am located in a small barrack back of the big barracks. It is a nice place and is kept warm in the day time. It | was awful cold this morning to jump l out of bed on a few minutes' notice, | especially after being housed in a steam heated room for more than five weeks. I was placed on kitchen police j I While I was sick in the hospital one of the soldiers was arrested for steal-1 <duty today. ing $6. He was sent to Camp Lewis Tor trial and was sentenced to the fed: -eral prison at Fort Leavenworth for from one to 15 years. Was in Seven Battles. In a letter from a Kansas friend, Lieutenant Blair Hackney, of the fourth Army Division, he tells of the battles in which he participated—;that Chateau Thierry, Xivray, the River Velse, St. Mihiel and the Argonne Forest. He has seen the war at its worst; for days and days he was in the very thick of it. What he writes may be interesting to Index readers even though they do not know him. He says In part; "The actual fighting and the news paper fighting is as different as day light and darkness. Our soldiers did their duty because it was their duty. They didn't go over the top crying, ^'Lusitania,' 'Lusitania' described so luridly by some newspapers. They went over the top with their hearts in their mouths. That's the truth. "Most of the soldiers have respect for the boche as a fighting man. I u 1 r *.4. never saw the backs of many retreat ing Germans and I didn't see great hordes of them surrendering upon the slightest pretext. The Germans stood up and died like real soldiers as long as they had a chance. But when cornered, they gave up easily. The Ger mane will not fight to the last man like the Americans and the French and the English. But if they have any thing like an even breach they are vi cious. "Most of the German prisoners were well treated by the Americans. I have seen many American infantry hem sharing half his ration with a German prisoner and supplying him with cigarettes. But the German of ficer is a contemptible, surly type. Nearly everything that has been said and written about them is true. "I have little or no first-hand in formation about atrocities. There are blood-thirsty degenerates in all races and of course you will find them among the German and particularly among their officers. There isn't anything too dirty or too awful or t, 00 dishonorable that a Prussian offi cer wouldn't do if he could gain his point thereby. And they didn't go out in front like the officers of the allied arm i es; they sent their men out and stayed back in their dugouts." "The war wouldn't have been over f or months if it hadn't been for the back rapidly, it is true, but the Ger mans were fighting back and savage crumbling of the home front of the Fatherland. Germany went to pieces internally. We were driving them ly. Every mile we took cost many and many a life. And the German soldiers were well fed, well armed and had much artillery which they used (Continued on page 3) After reopening the city schools Monda y morning, two cases of influ enza amon £ the Pupils—the two child ren of Conda Wilson-developed and it was deemed advisable, under in structions from Health Officer Cum min ^ s ' to dismiss sch ° o1 Tuesday noon untill Monday morning pending fur b ® r deve 0 P ments - Besldes these two cases mentioned above - there are two other cases in SCHOOLS CLOSED AGAIN Two Cases of Influenza Among Pupils the Reason. ' ' tlson ' 0n thls acc t ount the churches have dec,ded to caI > off the T1 î anks ' giving services planned for today, which includes the community sing. This was decided upon Tuesday even b y tbe Ministerial Association. J hey W ° U ' d recommend that select.ons fronl the mus,eal P ro * ram sent out by the Women's Council of Defense, and P ublished In last week's paper, be sun * at 4 « clock Thursday after noon in the homes. They also recom mend that the president's and gover nor 'f Thanksgiving proclamations be r ® ad ' and that u , God be Personally thanked for the bless,n gs of the year, NEWS OF SOLDIERS Chas. E. Hughes yesterday received a telegram from the war depart ment sta ting that his son Paul had b een wounded in action in France, bu t they were unable to inform him as to how serious his injuries About three weeks ago Mr. Hughes eceived notice that Paul had been se d. Paul left Emmett for Camp Le w j s April 25. He was there only 30 days wben he was sent on to New York, and inside of 60 days after he joined the army he was in France and s00 n afterwards was in action. are. gas _ Alton White is now at New York waiting to take ship for overseas. He j expects to go to Siberia. j Camp Lewis. Ben Surber arrived Monday from He has been released , and is the second Emmett boy to reach home. He is very much disappointed he didn't get to go across. _ Clyde Ellis, son of J. W. Ellis, came in Monday from San Diego, Cal., giv j ing his parents a happy surprise, Clyde has been in service about a year in the capacity of pharmacists mate of the first class at the Naval Air lough to report Dec. 20. His parents have lived in Emmett about a year, coming here from Vale, Ore. Station at San Diego, and is on fur Can't Supply the Demand Gus Driscoll took a load of his brooms to Idaho City this week and (found a ready market for them; in fact, could not nearly fill the demand. As the out P ut of the local factory is ne « ssar ' i y bl ™ ted ' b «* ause of the few producers of broom corn, it should be , a matter of encouragement to those who have made a start to increase their efforts next year. Attention I. O. O. F. Your presence is urgently request ed at the lodge Monday evening at 7:30, unless Flu restrictions prohibit. Big feed. COST OF THE WAR IS ENORMOUS An Eastern Financier Places Total to Present Time at 134 Billions. The bill of costs for the great war has not all been rendered. With the ending of actual fighting there will be a reduction of expenses and the toll of lives claimed by guns and gases and treacherous submarines presumably is ended but there is still an enormous drain on the resources of the countries at war. It certainly will be two years before they can get back to normal expenditures to say nothing of the enormous interest that must be paid on the national debts unless they are compromised or repudiated. R. E. Whittlesey, statistician of an Eastern Trust company, has made some estimates which if accurate are startling. The money spent by the seven leading nations during the four years from the beginning of the great war to the time Mr. Whittlesey made his estimates is placed at 134 billion dollars, which is 29 billion dol lars more than the total estimated wealth of Germany and Austria com bined. It is greater than all the com bined money expenditures for all oth er wars since the beginning of all re corded history. The total cost of all the wars fought since the American Revolution up to this one was only 23 billion dollars, so that the cost of this war has been very nearly five times as great as the cost of these wars.The average daily cost of the war during the four-year period has been about 107 million dollars. The total cost of the Panama Canal was considerable less than 500 million dollars, so that every five days during these four dreadful years there has been spent for purposes of destruction more than snough to construct the Panama Canal. continental railroads would not cost to exceed 14 billion dollars, the equiva lent of war expenditures for two and a half days or less. To construct a tun nel under the English Channel wide enough for a double track railroad and -ully equipped, it is estimated by engineers would cost something less than 100 million dollars. In other words the money expenditures of the Great War for a single day have been more than enough to pay for the con struction of this tunnel. These fate ful four years have added to the debts of these seven nations the astounding total of 120 billion dollars. It had tak en the entire previous century to ac cumulate a combined debt of $23, 560,000,000. Great as has been the money or credit cost of the Great War, it dwindles into insignificance as com-j pared with the horrible loss of life and the number of human wrecks left to spend their lives in continual pain and helplessness. Mr. Whittlesey esti mates the number killed during the four-year period at 8% million. To that number must now be added fully % million who have been killed since August 1. The number of perma nently disabled during the four years he estimates at 7,155,00 and to that number must now be added another (4 million, so that the total loss of man power in killed and permanently dis abled is now 16,206,000, all young. vigorous men, for war takes the best 1 his means that there have been subtracted from the man-power of the world enough men to equal the population of 10 average states. we hi ve. The estimated economic value of these men killed and permanently dis abled is estimated at 45 billion dollars. And all these estimates do not take i ; into : cecunt the horrible suffering in flicted on non-combatants, children and old men. women ami It does not | take into account either the multiplied millions of dollars worth of civilian property destroyed, the cities and ! towns wrecked or totally obliterated It does not take into account the works of art destroyed, rare paintings ruin ed, the acts of inexcusable vandalism resulting in damage which can be repaired, in losses which never be replaced. never can started poor 20 years ago and has re- i tired with the comfortable fortune of $50,000. through industry, economy, tious efforts to give full value, indomi table perseverance and the death of an uncle who left the editor $49,999.50. —Kansas City Times. How Editors Get Rich. A man tells of a country editor who This money was acquired conscien INJURED AT PLANING MILL Fred Amabaugh's Arm Caught in Planer Rollers and Flesh Badly Mangled Fred Amsbaugh, an employe of the Michigan-Idaho Lumber Company, suffered severe injuries to his right arm Monday morning, when that mem ber was drawn through the rollers of one of the planing machines and the upper portion of the arm severely mangled. No bones were broken, the principal injury being to the muscles, i which were fearfully torn. The accident occured soon after starting work in the morning. Mr. Amsbaugh was engaged in setting the | gauges on the machines while it was j in motion. While reaching over to set the outer gauges his foot slipped and his arm was caught in the rollers that carry the boards away from the planer. The arm was drawn through the rollers to the shoulder, where the rolls continued to revolve until the machinery was stopped. The muscles were badly torn and several of them severed and the flesh mangled. The arm below the elbow was painfully bruised, but no wounds were inflicted. Mr. Amsbaugh was at once rushed to a doctor's office for treatment. It is believed no permanent injury or dis ability will result. Well Received. The second number on the Enter tainment Course was given Monday night to a fair sized audience. Thei Company has had its ranks somewhat depleted by response of its members to the call of the colors, and has been supplemented by three young ladies. The performance was characterized throughout with "pep" and their pro gram was largely of popular numbers executed with a spirit and dash which was well appreciated. Miss Platt, entertainer in various training camps, gave several monologs and the clari-1 netist was especially enjoyed in her solo work. The third number in the course comes Friday evening and will be presented by the American Trio. The Musical Guardsmen Company received orders Tuesday morning to return to * ansa s C ity Tuesday morn ln P t0 disband. The cornetist of the troupe is on furlough and is required to report at camp December 25th. Back to Old Job. The family of George Hines, who recently resigned his position in the mill with the Boise Payette Lumber Co., left Tuesday for their former home at Somers, Mont. Mr. Hines was f or 13 years employed with the Great Norther n Lumber Company, whose custom it js to ion employes up . the completion of 25 years of service . Upon the solicitation of this company Mr Hines returns and wi „ be rein stat-1 ed at a substantial raise in salary. His associates here regret his departure, and to better show their esteem, thev __ . » ,. ... , ... , ,, ' presented him with a beautiful Mason ■ * it- . . ic ring, diamond set. and a fine watch . , . . chain. Mrs. Hines also made a circle . ... , , . . , of friends who regret her removal. ; Examinations Postponed The U. S. Civil Service Commission announces that the examinations for forest and field clerk and clerk with a knowledge of stenography or type writing have been postponed from No vember 30, 1918, to December 7, 1918. For information concerning these ex laminations and an application blank apply to the local secretary. Board of Civil Service Examiners, at the Forest Service office, this city. The organization of Baptist Lay men of the Northern Baptist Conven tion are planning for a convention in [Boise December 10-11. It is expected that over 300 laymen of the Baptist churches of Idaho will meet on this oc casion to confer upon "The New Move n ' of tbe Churches to Meet tbe New World Conditions". Emmett Bap tists will be largely represented at this gathering. Those who can attend should see T. B. Hargus or Dr. E. F. Moon. Baptists to Meet at Boise. Mrs. Eva Evaline Murray, wife of Lewis Murray, died near DIED Montour Sunday, aged 48 years. The deceased was sick for about two weeks. She was bom Oct. 10, 1870, in Minnesota. She has lived in Idaho about 16 years. About six weeks ago the family came Emmett and Mr. Murray secured work on the Emmett Irrigation Ditch. The deceased is survived by her hus band and eight children. Mrs. Murray was a member of the Catholic church. The funeral was held from the Buck num chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and was conducted by Pastor A. C. Lathrop. Auditor's Report of Gem County The auditor's report of Gem County completed and forwarded to the state auditor November 25 shows, in part, the following items: Personal property valu ation .4.... Total Sheep (approximate) valuation . Banks ... Equities in state land . $836,756.00 440,000.00 56,779.00 64,845.00 Weiser Forest Eliminations. On November 11, the president of the United States signed an executive order eliminating 1,278.11 acres from the Weiser National Forest, Idaho. These eliminations were recommended by the Forest Service as the result of an intensive classification of that Forest and were made for the purpose of disposing of land lying along the exterior boundaries of the Forest which contained little or no forest val ue. Of this area thus eliminated, 8 per cent consists of timber land, 18 per cent brush land, and 74 per cent grass land. Approximately 25 acres area may have some possible value for agri \ cultural purposes, COMPLETE DATA WANTED History of Every Soldier is Re quested by Department. The following are extracts from communications received this week from state headquarters: "It seems there is some misunder standing as to just which soldiers are expected to secure records of on the slips sent to you. We want one filled out for every one from your county no matter where nor how he entered the service or in what branch of the service. If he enlisted in Utah, Mis j SO uri or Wisconsin we want the infor niation just the same as if Idaho was fois home. These slips are sent out to secure uniform information. A slip should be filled out for each one from i your county who was in the Second I Idaho, the Volunteers, the selective ■ servjce (draft)> the navy> the marjne> pr a|)y other branch They a „ eome un( j er Army or Navy. If the family does not know hjs seria | number> have them wrjte tQ him Qr hig wjfe Qr mother . It will be found on his allot ment card that is sent to the party who receives his allotment from the government. These slips are to re .... COrd tbe h,story of every sold ' er sailor from your country, even though he is litsed with the adjutant genera! and draft boards." or . . 0 . „ , . Bemmung Sunday, Dec. 1. is con nation Week for world relief. Be with the churches on Sunday °. f that "T ' * women ' s or * fani * B - t !° nS Wednesda y- and end, "P with the 3ch °°! 3 ° n ,f" day ; Mr ' »?, over re ' <1U .tp 3 . 13 W1 16 0 s ® rve • ^^ration of teacbers ls l _ now on as there is a scarcity of teachers all .. ..... over the country. A list made up from .... , . „ ?.. registration cards and from list in „ . „ . County Superintendent's office will be i sent to state headquarters soon. MRS. LANKTREE, County Chairman. \\ . C. C. N. D. Need a Little Help. The assessment for irrigation wa ter for the G. A. R. cemetery is $10. j The few remaining members of the I Past feel that they should not be re lia UUk elicit relatives of those buried in their I grounds should assist, amount from each one would settle i the bill. A small Send a contribution to Fin J ley Monroe or to this office to help ! the boys pay this bill, * heT * th f y 1 weI ? rnarrie ? in the Catho ' v ev ' ^ remn ^ 1 a ' au K tei pf Mi. and ( * ls * * ai ^ n neaf a * ! ' ! ar tf/ 1 ls * n 1 e em P^°y tbe B ' ' ml ' lbe y wdl ,lve bere - Married Carlsen j ._ cincl Anna IVI. John B. Bremmer procured a marriage license last Monday and went to Nampa, ; A marriage license was issued Wed j nesday to Parley Yergenson of Sweet 'and Nora Harwell of Emmett, and | Judge Sutton performed the ceremony, ; Both parties are well known to a large [ circle of friends, who will wish them ! well. - » » T. C. Breshears stopped over night in Emmett Tuesday. He was taking a drove of cattle through to Eagle. BEANS ARE PROFITABLE CROP Slope Ranchers Report Large Yield—Nearly 75 Tons Pro duced This Season. Slope ranchers gave the Pinto (or Mexican) bean a test as to its adapt ability to this climate and are highly pleased with the results. Some IS farmers planted this new variety this season and while all the crop has not been threshed, it is estimated that the total yield will be between 50 and 75 tons. This result was gained in spite of the unfavorable season, the spring be ing very backward, necessitating late planting. Then followed heavy rains and the plants took on heavy foliage and the beans did not thoroughly ma ture before the cold weather came this fall. More than 15 farmers planted beans, including Messrs. Hunter, Gamage, Mart Clopton, Bert Wright, Will Tuck er, Smith, Cook, Hartley, Obermeyer on Bros, and Benson. Their first year's experience demonstrated that this toothsome bean can be successfully grown here; that it is a prolific pro ducer; that it is a drouth resister and does not wear the land out. The Index has been unable to get a complete report of anyone's yield, but C. W. Cook and Will Tucker give an approximate yield of 9000 pounds from seven acres that were well tend ed, and 4500 pounds from seven acres that were neglected. With beans at 18 cents a pound, this would be a re turn of $234 per acre for the larger yield. A much larger acreage will be planted next year. Notice to Red Cross. W; have an allotment of 140 treas ure bags used in hospitals for per sonal belongings. They are to be made of any bright color, fairly strong cre tonne, the gayer the better. 1 hey should not be less than 12x15 inches, finished, and should have strong draw strings. Who will make one or more of this number and send them in bv Dec. 25 to Cynthia Stokesbery, super visor of work and supplies. Ice Is Forming Indications for an ice crop this year are encouraging.Anthony Peterson has been cutting 2%-inch ice on the Degan pond to supply his customers this week He is building a temporary dam in the river so as to fill the pond. He says the river is lower this year than for many years past. Missing Are Found Quite a little concern was stirred up about town today when it became known that Dr. Cummings and W. W. Nusbaum were missing! The doctor had received a call in the evening to attend a boy with a broken arm at Garden Valley, and had invited Mr. Nusbaum to accompany him. They left town about 9:30, and it appears met with some car trouble near Banks which could not be repaired until this morning, so were obliged to lay up there. Telephone communication be tween Banks and Garden Valley was off, sp they were unable to let the par ties know. In the meantime, unable to locate Dr. Cummings, the Garden Valley people phoned over another line for Dr. Reynolds, who with B. B. Davis started this forenoon, hardly knowing what to expect. Near Banks they met a cer whoso occupants told them nf having mnf tKo lost parties safely enmute to their destination. Dr. Reynolds and Mr. Davis hastened to inform Emmett people by phone and themselves returned home this af ternoon. Friends of Miss Theodocia Phillips, recently removi parents to p or t|and, have received the news^ of her illness with Spanish Influenza.' She is doinng nicely, however, and hopes to be well shortly. Masonic Meeting. Members of Butte Lodge are re quested to be present at the next meet i . rpi . , [mg, Thursday evening, December 5, at 8 o'clock. Second degree work. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dahlstrom have rented the Burkhard bungalow on South Hayes street and will move in this week. Lou Obermeyer this week purchased a fine new Sonora from the Pioneer Furniture Store. Diamond Edge knives and rasera at KeiUy'a.